Breast augmentation – also known as augmentation mammoplasty – is surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles. Fat-graft mammoplasty can also be used. This procedure can also be performed to change the shape or texture of the breast. Breast augmentation is done by some women to change their body image and for them to feel more confident. For others it is part of rebuilding the breast for various conditions. If you are considering breast augmentation talk to a plastic surgeon. Make sure you understand what surgery involves including possible risks complications and follow-up care.